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22 November 2022

ERC Starting Grant for Ali Akyildiz

ERC Starting Grant for Ali Akyildiz

The European Research Council has awarded an ERC Starting Grant to Ali Akyildiz. Akyildiz’s research focusses on cardiovascular biomechanics, specifically individual people’s susceptibility to cardiovascular events, such as heart attack and stroke, due to biomechanical failure in their blood vessels. This 1.5 million euros grant is to cover the costs of a five-year research programme, and is awarded to researchers who are at the start of their career, but have already excelled in a promising line of research.

16 November 2022

Major grant boost for new field of cellular agriculture

Major grant boost for new field of cellular agriculture

On 21 October 2022, a government grant worth €60 million was awarded for an ambitious proposal in the field of cellular agriculture, a young discipline that aims to produce animal products such as meat and proteins directly from animal cells and microorganisms. The financial support – the largest grant ever provided for cellular agriculture by a national government – is from the National Growth Fund.

11 November 2022

Cleaner and eco-friendlier wastewater

Cleaner and eco-friendlier wastewater

PhD candidate Edward van Dijk is defending his thesis on the Nereda® wastewater treatment technology today. He combined his doctoral programme with his work at Royal HaskoningDHV, where he is doing research into water treatment installations that convert wastewater into clean surface water.

10 November 2022

Mimicking life: a breakthrough in non-living materials

Mimicking life: a breakthrough in non-living materials

Researchers at the Eelkema Lab have discovered a new process that uses fuel to control non-living materials, similar to what living cells do. The reaction cycle can easily be applied to a wide range of materials and its rate can be controlled – a breakthrough in the emerging field of such reactions.

26 October 2022

ERC Synergy Grant to unravel the formation of protein complexes

ERC Synergy Grant to unravel the formation of protein complexes

A prestigious ERC Synergy Grant worth 9.4 million euros has been awarded to a team of researchers that aims to elucidate a new mechanism to explain how protein complexes are formed.

24 October 2022

Dutch government confirms €60M investment into cellular agriculture

Dutch government confirms €60M investment into cellular agriculture

The Dutch government has confirmed that it will allocate €60 million to support an ecosystem around cellular agriculture, the technology to produce animal products such as meat and milk proteins directly from animal and microbial cells.

14 October 2022

Two TU Delft/Erasmus MC master student projects supported with 2,5k

05 October 2022

Gijsje Koenderink and Sjoerd Stallinga receive funding from NWO Open Technology Programme

Gijsje Koenderink and Sjoerd Stallinga receive funding from NWO Open Technology Programme

The NWO has awarded over 4.5 million euros to six projects through the Open Technology Programme, including the SUSTAINER project of Gijsje Koenderink and the Digital Pathology in 3D project of Sjoerd Stallinga.

20 September 2022

New radiolabelling method for personalised cancer treatment

New radiolabelling method for personalised cancer treatment

Researchers from TU Delft have found a new method to efficiently make nano carriers loaded with radioactive salts for both medical imaging and treatment. Because the assembly of these nano carriers is incredibly simple, the innovation is very suitable for clinical research and treatments of cancer patients.

26 August 2022

New CRISPR-Cas system with on-off switch cuts proteins

New CRISPR-Cas system with on-off switch cuts proteins

Researchers from TU Delft in the group of Stan Broun have discovered a CRISPR-Cas system that cuts proteins instead of DNA.

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